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Amorphophallus bulbifer Long Stem Form
Common Name: Devil's Tongue Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Amorphophallus bulbifer Long Stem Form
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A weird and wonderful plant from the Arum family, A. bulbifer is one of the prettiest of the genus with a soft pink spathe, a creamy-white central spadix and a much milder “fragrance” compared to other species. The stems are beautifully mottled with cream and green. The species name refers to the bulbils that form in the leaf axils. The bulb will go dormant by fall. Bring the pot inside to a cool, dry place. Begin watering when you see the spike of the tightly-furled stem poking out of the soil in spring.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Indian Subcontinent
Native Habitat:
Loose leafy detritus in moist shady habitats.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposurePart Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem ColourSpeckled Stem 
Hardiness Zone9-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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